Behold, (A)children are a heritage from the Lord,
    (B)the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of (C)a warrior
    are the children[a] of one's youth.
Blessed is the man
    who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
    when he speaks with his enemies (D)in the gate.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 127:4 Or sons
  2. Psalm 127:5 Or They shall not be put to shame when they speak with their enemies in the gate

17 But (A)the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on (B)those who fear him,
    and his righteousness to (C)children's children,
18 to those who (D)keep his covenant
    and (E)remember to do his commandments.

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Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, (A)but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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